Pratt in Venice 2012 Exhibition a Success!


Students Elizabeth Meyers and Colin Hewitt with program director Diana Gisolfi at the 2012 Exhibition opening.


This year’s annual Pratt in Venice exhibition ran from October 15th to the 19th and including an opening on October 15th. The show chronicled our six week visit to Venice, and the output of the fine arts and art history students who attended the program. Visitors to the exhibition were invited to bid on the many pieces that were entered into our Silent Auction, a yearly event that supports the Pratt in Venice scholarship fund. There was also a slideshow of photos compiled from students personal memories of their trip, a sketchbook filled with lovely small watercolors, Italian themed snacks and a wide variety of work to admire. Highlights from the show include current junior Max Tovar’s detailed etchings that sold like hotcakes, junior Kaitlin Mazzei’s large oil canvases of realistically rendered scenes from every day Venetian life, and junior Melina DiMarco’s hazy, nearly abstract oils of Venice’s canals and natural features. All in all, the exhibition was a great success, and gave our students a chance to showcase their work to their friends, families and faculty, reminding the larger Pratt community of the great opportunity afforded by this program. While the exhibition has now closed, many of the works are still available for view (and purchase!) in Pratt in Venice’s office, East Hall Room 202. Contact or stop by during office hours to check them out!

Students Elizabeth Meyers, Lawana Poopopsokul, Perri Schneider, Kaitlin Mazzei and Melina DiMarco at the 2012 Exhibition opening; Professor Chris Wright in the background.

Art history faculty/staff Joseph Kopta and Dorothy Shepard at the 2012 Exhibition opening.